Isle of Wight's foodbank appeal

Local businesses, volunteers and supporters on the island welcomed 'Phil the Trolley' to raise awareness of UK food poverty as well as supporting funds for foodbanks.

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Food scheme praised by Tesco sponsor

The event sponsor Tesco's Community Director, Michael Kissman, says "We're delighted the Trolley Push was such a success.

"Our colleagues and customers enjoyed taking part in our national food collection in December, so it's been great to have had the opportunity to help raise important funds for food banks."

Isle of Wight food appeal

Volunteers taking part in the Trolley Dash in Shanklin, Isle of Wight

The foodbank on the Island is one of 300 appeals across the UK and is set to reach its target of raising £5,000. The Isle of Wight have seen an increase in the demand for food supplies as more families are struggling to make ends meet.

Foodbank members raise awareness on the Isle of Wight radio

Local supermarkets also held charity collections to raise funds and food to help with the nationwide trolley relay by The Trussell Trust charity.

Hovertravel MD Neil Chapman gave the Trolley Push a fun send-off from Ryde Terminal with a fantastic performance by girl group Capo 4.

Isle of Wight Foodbank supporter Hannah King said "We are all making a difference to people who find themselves needing help and support. "


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